Champions League 100 Club: Thierry Henry

A UEFA Champions League with Arsenal hero, Henry is the latest captain in our string.

Thierry Henry wrote himself into club history at Arsenal but it was with Barcelona that the graceful forward lastly tasted UEFA Champions League game. Get your Champions League Tickets from the most reliable platform.

Champions League 100 Club: Thierry Henry
Champions League 100 Club: Thierry Henry

Best performance:

Winner (Barcelona, 2009)

If you don’t remember him:

A 1996 EURO champions for hosts France along with the likes of Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas, David Trezeguet and Nicolas Anelka, Henry had really been given his first appearance two years before by Arsene Wenger, who was to rapidly leave the club. In January 1999, following a FIFA World Cup triumph, Henry joined Juventus but it was a miserable move and that August, Wenger took him to Arsenal.

Once Wenger had moved Henry from the division to the centre of attack, he began an eight-season spell where he overtook Ian Wright as Arsenal’s all-time leading scorer with 226 goals, including 42 in Europe, claiming two Premier League titles and UEFA Champions League final.

In 2007 Henry attached Barcelona, and having added UEFA EURO 2000 and FIFA Federation Cup glory with France to add to that 1998 World Cup victory, he was to lift the 2009 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup and FIFA World Cup to complete the set. From 2010 to 2014 Henry evicted for New York Red Bulls, with a cameo Arsenal return on loan in 2012.

How he made it to 100 appearances:

An 18-year old Henry made his European debut in the UEFA Cup in September 1995 for Monaco against Leeds United. He had to wait until 1 October 1997 for his UEFA Champions League, scoring twice in a 4-0 defeat of Bayer Leverkusen for the ultimate semi-finalists. Henry’s sole European exterior for Juve was in a 0-0 UEFA Intertoto Cup draw with Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt in July 1999.

In all, Henry jagged 35 UEFA Champions League goals in 77 games for Arsenal, even if he fell just short of his and the club’s first title at Stade de France in 2006 against Barcelona. It was with that club that Henry passed 100 appearances in the 5-2 win at Sporting CP in November 2008 and registered his 50th goal in 4-0 quarter-final trounce of Bayern Munchen in April 2009.

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